Blacksburg to Rural Retreat 80 miles

It is good to get back on the bike again. We hit the Huckleberry Bike Path in basically downtown Blacksburg. We thought it would be pretty easy to follow it all the way to Christiansburg but little did we know there would be road construction along the trail and that we would miss a turn. With the help of a couple of Virginia Tech students we would get turn around and headed the right way. The trail was nice other than the construction areas.

Today’s ride consisted of rolling hills. Nothing to high but there were still enough steep climbs for us to work up a sweat on a cool day. My bike fought me today in that when making a steep climb my bike want to change gears on its own. When I got in Rion, our bike mechanic, made some adjustments.

We had lunch at the Blue Door in the Draper Mercantile which has chef “Chef T” that was on “Health’s Kitchen” TV show before moving to Draper. She came to Draper as a celebrity chef and just stayed in Draper because she liked what they are trying to build in the way of bike rider support and tourist attraction. She came out for a photo opt with us.

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One of the local fathers said they had just bought a historical church in the town and they are going to turn it into a place that bike riders can spent the night.

This town also had a fairly well equipped bike shop so we felt right at home.

One thought on “Blacksburg to Rural Retreat 80 miles

  1. rorujones@comcast.net June 11, 2017 / 6:34 pm

    Thanks for the news of the trip, I’m glad yo are out of Va. Maybe you’ll pass near Jack Daniels  or Maker’s Mark in Ky. Ruth, Plants are O.K.

    bchill posted: “It is good to get back on the bike again. We hit the Huckleberry Bike Path in basically downtown Blacksburg. We thought it would be pretty easy to follow it all the way to Christiansburg but little did we know there would be road construction along the tr”

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